Status: Baseline only


Increase abstinence from cigarette smoking among pregnant women

Baseline: 93.5 percent of females giving birth reported not smoking during pregnancy in 2018

Target: 95.7 percent

Target Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Smoking during pregnancy is related to birth defects, preterm birth, and sleep-related deaths in infants. Providing screening and counseling during prenatal care visits can help pregnant women stop smoking. Population-based interventions — like cigarette price increases, media campaigns, and comprehensive smoke-free laws — can also help prevent pregnant women from smoking.